"Physics and Astronomy Colloquium- Kate Scholberg" - Department of Physics and Astronomy

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“Physics and Astronomy Colloquium- Kate Scholberg”

November 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

UNC-CH Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Kate Scholberg, Duke University

“What Stubs and Sparkles In Vast Vats of Liquid Will Tell Us About Exploding Stars”

When a massive star collapses at the end of its life, nearly all of the gravitational binding energy of the resulting remnant is released in the form of neutrinos. I will discuss the nature of the core-collapse neutrino burst and what we can learn about particle physics and about astrophysics from the detection of these neutrinos. I will cover supernova neutrino detection techniques in general, current supernova neutrino detectors, and prospects for specific future experiments.



November 20, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm